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The Art of Regulating

  • Virgilio Zapatero Gómez
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Part of the Legisprudence Library book series (LEGIS, volume 6)

Abstract

Nowadays the art of regulation demands going beyond the mere application of command-and-control systems that punish the unwanted behaviours and reward the desired ones. If certain social goals are to be achieved, rewards and punishments are not always effective or desirable. There is a big variety of regulatory instruments that range in coercive intensity: regulation by information, by persuasion, by positive incentives, regulation by directives, goal directives, result directives, specification directives, authorisations and licences, commercialisation of licences, etc. Each of these instruments offers certain advantages and has its own limitations. The art of legislating also entails mastering all these instruments and knowing their applicability to each specific scenario.

Keywords

Command-and-control Regulation by information Regulation by persuasion Regulation by incentives Regulation by directives Goal directives Result directives Specifications Licensing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virgilio Zapatero Gómez
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  1. 1.Facultad de DerechoUniversidad de Alcalá de HenaresAlcalá de HenaresSpain

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